Ed Sheeran sued for $100 million for alleged copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye

Ed Sheeran is facing a $100 million (£76.3m) for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye.

A party has filed a lawsuit against Sheeran for copyright infringement, according to TMZ. The part, named Structured Asset Sales, is a company that purchased and acquired the rights to one-third of the copyright to hit Gaye track ‘Let’s Get It On’. According to their case, the company is seeking an eye-watering $100 million in damages for copyright infringement.

The news will come as a bad case of deja vu for Sheeran who had previously been hit with a lawsuit from the family of Ed Townsend for the same alleged infringement.

Townsend, who is the co-writer of ‘Let’s Get It On’, claimed at the time of the lawsuit Sheeran had copied a series of musical elements from the track for his own song ‘Thinking Out Loud’. The elements included melody, harmony, bassline, tempo and rhythm sections.